Under the umbrella of the Holland American Line, MS Statendam started its operations in 1993. The Statendam ship offers cruises to Australia and New Zealand during the winter and to Alaska during the summer. At 720 feet, the Statendam ship is the fifth ship of Holland American Line to bear the name. With a passenger capacity of 1,750, a Statendam cruise accommodates fewer guests than other cruise ships but ensures maximum comfort. Taking a cruise in MS Statendam will provide you with breathtaking ocean views from private verandas in the stateroom and a deeper understanding of the Dutch life.
If you want to escape the crowd, then taking a cruise with MS Statendam is perfect for you. If you love the hype of the evening, you can join the night activities at the public rooms. Lounges along the promenade decks feature more subdued excitement and energy. You can also take advantage of the As You Wish dining option, where you could request for reservations anytime and select any menus.
MS Statendam can also boast off a convenient, organized and systematic departure process. They have made arrangements to ensure that when the passengers leave, they can immediately pick up their bags. This is great because of the convenience and less hassle passengers have in waiting for their bags and luggage.
Your culinary desires will certainly be satisfied with the wide array of dining centers inside the MS
Statendam cruise ship. Dining includes the Rotterdam Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Restaurant and Explorations Cafe. Explorations Cafe also houses an extensive library with Internet connection. The Statendam cruise is also known for its delectable dessert; the signature bread-and-butter pudding matched with a creamy sauce. You can also enjoy a barbecue dinner and other outdoor dining ideas.
Entertainment and Nightlife
Marvel at the performances from vocalists, dancers, illusionists and comedians at the Van Gogh Show Lounge or socialize at the night clubhouse in Crow's Nest. Teenagers can also meet and mingle with other adolescent passengers at The Loft and The Oasis.
The Statendam's staterooms are available in interior, ocean-view, veranda and suite varities. Their accommodations also feature large closet spaces. For deluxe passengers, you will also love the extra efforts the crew takes to pamper you; the shoeshine and the Terry Fingertip Towel.
For your relaxation and beauty needs, you can go to the Greenhouse Spa and Salon and socialize later at the night clubhouse in Crow's Nest. Kids from 3 to 12 years old can also participate in supervised and appropriate activities at the Club Hal. Taking your kids and teenagers with you on the cruise will surely give them the time of their lives. Culinary enthusiasts can also listen to cooking sessions and watch demonstrations led by the Master Chefs of the Statendam ship or by fellow passengers at The Culinary Arts Center. You can also take a peek at some artifacts displayed inside the cruise ship, such as the Fountain of the Siren, a 26-foot high sculpture. The cruise ship also has hot tubs, saunas, a cinema, a casino, and indoor and outdoor pools.
Special packages can be found at additional costs. Onboard fees vary according to the number of days of the cruise and the type of accommodation.